It’s currently the most-read article on the New York Daily News website, a ranking that will likely remain in place for some time. The front-page-bannered report by Matthew Lysiak , Joe Kemp and Corky Siemaszko, published online yesterday afternoon, showcases a 2011 radio show call-in segment featuring Sandy Hook Elementary mass murderer Adam Lanza.
The intelligence and articulateness of the Lanza December 11, 2011 call suggest that Lanza may have subsequently quickly devolved mentally. Or, that he had a “personality switch” and that this was the more balanced side of his psyche mouthing the words. The News spoke with Anarchy Radio host John Zerzan about this newly revealed information:
“We remember the call,” Zerzan, 70, of Eugene, Oregon told the News. “The only thing that seemed odd was his voice seemed kind of robotic… but what he was saying made sense.”
But 21-year-old Kyle Kromberg, who attended Latin class with Lanza from freshman to junior year at Newtown High School, recognized his voice instantly. “It’s him,” said Kromberg. “I talked to him every day for about an hour each day from freshman to junior year, so I know his voice. He’s a very soft-spoken kid, but very articulate.”
The Daily News piece also details how Lanza, using the online alias Smiggles, posted related observations right before and immediately following his on-air monologue about Travis the Chimp. RIP, victims of Sandy Hook Elementary; and so sad that this young man didn’t get the proper diagnosis and mental health treatment that he so desperately needed.